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hickcrazy1, August 15, 2010 (view all comments by hickcrazy1)
I am a collector of gaffe quotations and I truly appreciate the effort composing this book required. The changes such punctuation brings to a notice or a menu item can be really hilarious. This book is a fine time passer and a great gift item.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811876452
Subtitle:
A Celebration of Creative Punctuation
Author:
Keeley, Bethany
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Grammar & Punctuation
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
General Reference
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100728
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
from 13 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.25x5.27x.75 in. .82 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18 up to 99

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Product details 176 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811876452 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

As an editor, I have a "special" place in my heart for the unintentional hilarity caused by grammatical gaffes, unfortunate typos, and poor punctuation, so Bethany Keeley's Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks gave me plenty of chuckles.

"Review A Day" by , "You've seen them on billboards, church marquees, and bathroom stalls: a pair of renegade quotation marks that ultimately results in an unfortunate, unintentional innuendo. You might think that a book comprised solely of photos of publicly displayed punctuation gaffes, accompanied by witty commentary, might get old after awhile. Well, you would be wrong.

The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks, based on the popular blog created by Bethany Keeley, features reader-contributed photos of these superfluous punctuation faux pas. (read the entire Powells.com review)
"Synopsis" by , In this celebration of creative punctuation, Keeley surveys the havoc wreaked by quotation marks on signs, menus, placards, and posters that leave reality upended by supposed facts.
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